New York -- TAGSYS RFID said Monday it is rolling out a global deployment of its FiTS (Fashion-item Tracking System) integrated RFID system with fashion brand, Façonnable.
The implementation includes more than 70 branded retail stores, distribution centers on two continents, integration with third-party logistics suppliers, and 100% coverage of the millions of items being sold by Façonnable and its retail partners. The result is complete item-level visibility throughout the supply chain through an optimized system for reducing costs and accelerating replenishment cycles.
The TAGSYS system is based on its UHF RFID hardware and e-ConnectWare software to monitor inventory at each step in the supply chain. The FiTS system provides a centralized management dashboard that delivers detailed real-time information on product availability, shipment status and retail inventory levels. It integrates with existing business process systems such as Façonnable’s ERP system, as well as its distribution partners’ WMS solutions. With the system, Façonnable management can quickly adapt product distribution and replenishment strategies to meet specific market and store needs, reducing item handling costs and improving sales opportunities through reduction of out-of-stocks.
“We have a complex global supply chain that requires timely and accurate information on all of our inventory,” said Yonni Mrejen, VP retail and operations, Façonnable. “The TAGSYS system goes beyond typical RFID project-level implementations and gives us, from a single supplier, a true systematic approach to inventory management at each step of the product life cycle. It provides us the type of visibility and real-time data we need to dynamically make critical decisions on distribution and replenishment, both within our operations as well as with our third-party logistics suppliers and retail partners. The net result is time and cost savings that ultimately produces a better overall customer experience at the retail level.”
Beginning a pilot project a year ago, the company tested the TAGSYS system in retail environments and it